Contact Information

201 4th Street SE
Room 266
Rochester, Mn 55904 (Map)

Phone: 507-328-2000
Fax: 507-328-2727

Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Development District:
507-328-2003

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Awards & Recognition

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Rochester, MN Awards & Recognition

2019

Best Tasting Water - Southeast Section of the Minnesota American Water Works Association (AWWA)

#5 Most Affordable Places to Live - MarketWatch 

#5 'Top 100 Best Places to Live' 2019 - Livability.com

Top 25 Convention Cities in the U.S.A. for 2019 - MeetingSource

"Build a Better Mousetrap" - First Place - Public Works - Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program

2018

Rochester Public Library - National Medal for Museum and Library Service from The Institute of Museum and Library Services 

Gold Level for LEED for Cities - U.S. Green Building Council

Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community from The League of American Bicyclists 

Mayo Clinic ranked as Best Hospital 2017-18 by U.S. News & World Report

#3 'America's Most Innovative Cities' 2018 - 24/7 Wall Street

Rochester Public Library - Minnesota Local Government Innovation Award for Rochester Reading Champions Program

Rochester Public Library - John Cotton Dana - Library Pubic Relations Award

Mayo Field Named #1 by the Minnesota Parks and Sports Turf Managers Association 

SolSmart Certification - Silver Level

Minnesota GreenSteps City - Step 5 - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency 

"Build a Better Mousetrap" - Second Place - Public Works - Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program

Library Journal Movers & Shakers - Heather Acerro

Community Partner of the Year Award - Legal Assistance of Olmsted County

Karl Shurson Quality Award - Performance Excellence Network 

2017

Rochester Public Library - National Medal Finalist - Institute of Library and Museum Services

Rochester Public Library - Presidents' Community Partner Award - University of Minnesota Rochester

#1 ‘Top 100 Best Places to Live' 2017 + 2016 - Livability.com

#2 'Best Cities for Children' 2017 - SmartAsset

Minnesota is #3 in "America's Top States for Business 2017" by CNBC

#5 '10 Best Cities for Living the American Dream' 2017 - SmartAsset

#9 ‘Top 50 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs' 2017 - Livability.com

#10 'Most Livable Mid-Sized Cities in the U.S,' 2017 - SmartAsset

‘One of the 10 Easiest Cities to Find a Job' 2017 - ZipRecruiter.com

2016

Maude Finch Award (United Way of Olmsted County's Women's Leadership Council) - Audrey Betcher

KTTC -"10 Who Make A Difference" Award-Rochester Reading Champions Volunteers

2016-2017 Reading Heroes Award-The Rotary Club of Rochester (Gail Harris)

#1 ‘The 25 Healthiest Cities in America' 2016 - 24/7 Wall St.

#1 ‘Best City for Women in the Workforce' 2016 - NerdWallet

#1 'Best City for Working Women' 2016 -  SmartAsset

#9 ‘America's Best Employers' - Mayo Clinic 2016 - Forbes.com

‘Top 10 Affordable Places to Live' 2016 + 2015 - Livability.com

‘Top 50 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs' 2016 - Livability.com